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The Garrett County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Garrett County, its customs and traditions.  Located in the Garrett County Historical Museum at 107 South Second Street, Oakland, MD, (phone 301-334-3226) you will find histories of Garrett County through pictures of the area, family genealogies, Garrett County records such as birth records, death records, county cemetery records, early newspapers and much more.  Enjoy time spent talking to others who have varied interest in subjects associated to Garrett County and Western Maryland.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop has over 27 different books of the area.


  • 150 Years of Oakland - A book about the past 150 years of Oakland and how the area has evolved in that time. - $10.00
  • 1900 Garrett County Census - Twelfth Census of the United States - Garrett County, MD - $35.00
  • 1910 Census - Thirteenth Census of the United States - Garrett County, MD - $30.00
  • A Valley Called Canaan - Describes natural history of wetland wildlife that inhabit Canaan Valley - $14.95
  • The Beachy Family - Our American Roots - The Lineal Descendants of Peter and Barbara Hershberger Beachy - $20.00
  • Meshach Browning Descendants - 1781 to 1999 by Bob Jachowski - $5.00
  • Brown’s Miscellaneous Writings - A boo written by local author Jacob Brown about various happenings in his life. - $5.00
  • Deep Creek Lake The Founders by Ed Kind $30.00
  • Deep Creek Lake: Past and Present - A history of Deep Creek Lake from its beginnings in the 1920s to present day era. - $10.00
  • Deer Park, Maryland: Then and Now - A history of Deer Park from its beginnings as a hotel resort to the present. - $10.00
  • Famous Boats on Deep Creek Lake $29.95
  • Garrett County Graves Vol. 1 - A written record of the known graves in Garrett County as of mid 1987. - $30.00
  • Garrett County Graves Vol. 2 - Graves recorded after publishing of Vol. 1. Published in 2004 and includes Elk Garden Cemeteries. - $20.00
  • Garrett County History - A book written by Stephen Schlossnagle about the early history of Garrett County to the mid 20th Century. - $15.00
  • Garrett County Postcard History - A book compiled by Al Feldstein including pictures and postcards of the historic Garrett County area. - $20.00
  • Garrett County 125th Anniversary Photo Album - This book pays tribute to the 125th birthday of Garrett County. A comparison of where we were to where we are. - $10.00
  • Garrett County Marriage Records - 30 Years of Marriage Records (1872-1901) - $17.00
  • Garrett County Schools of Yesteryear - A book written by two local school teachers about all of the known school houses in Garrett County, past and present. - $38.00
  • Ghost Towns of the Upper Potomac - Mining and logging towns that once were located along the north branch of the Potomac River. - $10.00
  • Glade Star Bound Volumes - Spanning the years 1941 to 2010
    Vol. I, II, III - $10.00
    Vol. IV through Vol. XI - $30.00
  • Indian Camps and Other Stories - A tale of Indians in Garrett County. - $5.00
  • I Love Deep Creek Lake by Ed King $10.00
  • Leo Beachy Books: Vol. I, II, III, IV - Photographic Works, Writings and History of Leo Beachy. - each $10.00
  • Maryland Forest and Parks - A Century of Progress - $20.00
  • Never to Be Forgotten - A Garrett County Oral History of the Korean and Cold Wars. - $20.00
  • Once Upon a Mountaintop - A history of Mountain Lake Park, MD. - $15.00
  • Shadow of the Alleghenies - The Wilderness Adventures of a Frontiersman and His Wolf Pup - $18.95
  • Strange & Unusual True Stories of Garrett County - A book featuring true but unusual stories about Garrett County. - $8.00
  • The Wagon Road - A book written by local authors Jack Turney and Reba Herrington, about his early childhood in Garrett County. - $17.00
  • Travel Through Garrett County’s Past - Published by Garrett County Historical Society of years past (pictorial). - $12.00
  • Tucker County - A book compiled by Cynthia Phillips including pictures and postcards of the Tucker County area. - $20.00

Tax and shipping are not included in the prices. Please call the museum at 301-334-3226 for orders and pricing.

Contact Us

Garrett County Historical Museum
107 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone: 301-334-3226

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